Washington Workforce Development News Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board July 9, 2019

WSAC EMPLOYEE NAMED NATIONAL GEAR UP PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

The National Council for Community and Education Partnerships has recognized the Washington Student Achievement Council’s Marcie Sample as the 2019 Professional of the Year. Sample is the associate director of college access and support, and manages the Washington State GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs). Since 2007, she has worked with school districts across the state to ensure students have the knowledge and preparation to pursue their education and career goals after high school. https://bit.ly/2S2x7UD

 

EATONVILLE STUDENT WINS WORKFORCE BOARD’S CTE “GET REAL” VIDEO CONTEST

A video created by Eatonville High School sophomore Alexia Price has won a first place award from the Workforce Board for promoting career and technical education (CTE) in a creative, engaging way. The three-minute video imagines a “world without CTE.” The video also includes an interview with an Eatonville employer who recently hired a former CTE student. It’s the second year the Workforce Board has held a CTE video contest aimed at middle and high school students. In 2017, the Workforce Board received a $20,000 grant from Advance CTE to promote high quality career and technical education to Washington students and their parents. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnABcJ7Clf4